Holy Land Reflections on Something Beautiful

My co-hosts on the Something Beautiful Podcast, Jonathan and Thomas, asked Avril and I to share some reflections on our recent trip to the Holy Land for this week’s episode of the podcast.  So, if you want to hear more about what we were up to and our thoughts on our trip then listen here.

Walls Don’t Build Peace

I doubt there is anyone who travels to the Holy Land without experiencing ‘the wall’.  I’m sure there are lots of tourists who travel up and down the motorways and wonder why the roadside barriers are 10 feet tall but you can’t ignore it.  I’m no expert.  These are just my thoughts and reflections.  If Read More …

Corridor

This is my favourite photo from our trip.  It’s not of anything special, just the corridor we lived in at Beit Gemal.  But it sums up our trip for me… that there is light at the end of a dark tunnel.  That the kids we worked with really are Hope in and for their community.

Holy Land – Final Days

The camp we were working at in the Holy Land ended with a moving time of worship and sharing followed by an hilarious talent show, mostly sending up the staff!  I realise that I haven’t written much about the camp.  I don’t want you to think that’s because it wasn’t great, it was.  The young Read More …

Holy Land Day 6 – Jerusalem

Another early start for our trip into Jerusalem for Mass at Notre Dame and visits to the holy sites around the city. Mass was great with contributions from the kids and some beautiful singing and it was good to meet up with Leo, John and Sue from home. Our sightseeing today started at the top Read More …

Holy Land (day5 pt2) Galilee

Stop 4 The Primacy of St Peter (Mensa Christi) The spot where Peter declared Jesus to be the Son of God is a beautiful place next to the Sea of Galilee.  This is where Jesus supposedly met the disciples on the shore and sent them out to fish on the lake.  When they did they Read More …